A lot of folks in the paleo community choose to supplement with magnesium. Generally the paleo lifestyle avoids supplements in favor of real, whole food sources for nutrients, but the soil where our food is grown is often so lacking in magnesium that it can be difficult to get a healthy amount from food alone. Magnesium is also crucial to allow us to absorb the calcium from the food we eat, and as a woman that’s especially important to me. I like to take 1-2 teaspoons of Natural Calm (my magnesium supplement of choice) at night right before bed; I find that it helps me sleep better, especially after really tough workouts that might leave me a bit sore. Normally I just dissolve the Natural Calm in hot water and drink it straight, but the other night I felt adventurous and came up with this delicious idea that ended up tasting just like the sherbet ice cream I loved as a kid from that ice cream shop with 31 flavors. (They never really had 31 flavors though, and I always thought that was weird.)
1 heaping teaspoon of Raspberry Lemon flavor Natural Calm
3 tablespoons of hot water
1/4 to 1/2 cup of frozen mixed berries
1/4 cup of frozen (or fresh) pineapple chunks
1/2 cup of coconut milk (can)
1/2 cup or less of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1. Combine Natural Calm and the hot water in your blender until dissolved. I usually just swirl it around until it’s done fizzing.
2. Add remaining ingredients to the blender. You may want to start with less almond milk and adjust based on your desired texture.
3. Blend and serve!